Gestalt theory just like all theories has it place in society. Just because a theory works great for one client does not make it so for another. I have found with Gestalt that it works well with those who have lived a life surrounded by people who can not communicate with one another. Take for instance this women I know who was raised in a home where she had to watch facial expressions and body postures to know what her parents wanted of her. She was taught to keep her feelings inside and become what her parents wanted her to be. When time past she ended up in therapy. The women was incapable of expressing any form of emotion, with the acception of happiness. When she became affraid she would smile. When she was upset she would laugh. Gestalt therapy is best for her, because she needed feed back as to how she came across to others and how she impacted others when she did speak. She was capable of expressing her feeling after awhile, but was frustrated by the inability to get past her past. She was willing but because the her present family situation continued as in her childhood she continuely had walls in front of her. When someone mentioned MDR therapy. This way she could have the verbal communication she so much needed, but she could move on from her past. She did not need to have the family members there willing to do the work, MDR allowed her to move on with out the help of her family.